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New York AG wins case against East Side Used Auto Parts for alleged toxic chemicals issue

Mark Iandolo Jan. 5, 2016, 12:06pm

HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a court win over East Side Used Auto Parts for ignoring a court-ordered settlement to remedy environmental damages it allegedly caused.

FTC seeks aid of public in developing an auto dealership survey

Mark Iandolo Jan. 4, 2016, 6:12pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has developed a qualitative survey method of learning about consumer experiences in buying and financing automobiles at dealerships and it currently seeks public comment on it.

Justice Department reaches agreement for $28 million with 32 hospitals over False Claims Act allegations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 4, 2016, 1:05pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Justice Department has announced that 32 hospitals across 15 states will pay the United States a total of more than $28 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations related to kyphoplasty billing.

Washington AG, DOE file competing proposals for Hanford Nuclear Reservation cleanup

Mark Iandolo Jan. 2, 2016, 7:22pm

SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the U.S. Department of Energy recently filed the last of the materials in the state’s lawsuit regarding nuclear waste cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals settles with N.Y., other states in fluoride labeling case

Mark Iandolo Jan. 2, 2016, 6:47pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York recently joined up to 47 states and the federal government in an agreement with Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc. over allegations of unlawful labeling practices, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

Mass. AG's deal with Liberty Utilities saves consumers $3.5 million

Mark Iandolo Jan. 2, 2016, 6:28pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy recently joined the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the Low-Income Weatherization and Fuel Assistant Program Network in reaching an agreement with Liberty Utilities Corp., which reduces its rate proposed rate increase by $3.5 million.

Arkansas Attorney General joins comment letter to FTC about spam and phishing text messages

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 3:01pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced she has joined other state attorneys general in a comment letter to the Federal Communications Commission asking it to maintain its current safeguards and filters for protecting consumers from spam and phishing text messages.

Washington Attorney General sues iYoga over alleged tech support services scam

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 2:58pm

SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced that his office is suing iYogi to stop an alleged tech support services scam.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau brings proposed consent order against Georgia law firm

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 2:50pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – In a recent proposed consent order filed in federal court, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau looks to resolve a lawsuit against Frederick J. Hanna & Associates over an alleged illegal debt collection lawsuit mill.

FTC reaches agreement with ArcLight and Gulf Oil, requires them divest four LPP terminals

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 2:43pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission will require ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI LP, to divest four light petroleum product terminals in Pennsylvania so that it can complete its acquisition of Gulf Oil Limited Partnership.

Florida AG takes action against travel companies for allegedly deceiving consumers

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 2:32pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, along with the Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, have announced actions taken to stop two Florida travel companies from allegedly deceiving consumers – Millennium Travel and Promotions Inc. and Grand Incentives Inc.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox asks the EPA to reconsider its carbon emission ruling

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 11:54am

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider a ruling on carbon emission adopted back in August.

Oklahoma Attorney General seeks to sue Colorado over marijuana laws

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 11:50am

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has announced that he will continue his pursuit of suing Colorado over its marijuana laws by bringing the issues to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kansas Attorney General requests the Supreme Court to look at Department of Labor regulations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 11:40am

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision upholding the new Department of Labor regulations, which his office believes threaten the availability of home health care services in Kansas.

Department of Justice announces an agreement with AMC that will let AMC complete its $172M acquisition of SMH Theatres

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 11:24am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice announced that AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. will divest movie theaters in Connecticut and New Jersey to complete its $172 million acquisition of SMH Theatres Inc. (Starplex Cinemas).

New York Attorney General announces that Rome Finance Co. finished its compensation payments

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 10:59am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced that Rome Finance Co. Inc. and related entities have given partial compensation from a victim fund to more than 3,000 victims after an alleged debt relief scandal. The total compensation is $3.7 million.

Healey pursuing lawsuit against the Lustig Firm over its business tactics

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 10:53am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is suing Lustig, Glaser & Wilson PC (the Lustig Firm) over allegations the company repeatedly filed lawsuits against consumers for debts they did not owe.

Healey comes out in support of Vermont in challenging the NRC over radioactive waste issues

Mark Iandolo Dec. 30, 2015, 7:30pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a brief filing in support of Vermont’s call on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to make sure that it would use funds for decommissioning to clean up radioactive waste at closed power plants.

California Attorney General announces upgrades to state's controlled substance program

Mark Iandolo Dec. 30, 2015, 7:23pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, in partnership with the California Department of Consumer Affairs, announced the universal launch of a program called the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES 2.0).

Washington Attorney General announces final audit report approval for the state's Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Dec. 30, 2015, 10:42am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that the Joint Legislative Audit Review Committee (JLARC), in a unanimous, bipartisan vote, approved the final audit report for the renewal of Washington’s Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act (FCA).